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FORT DICKERSON PARK

I have not been to this location before, but here is what I found online ... The 1 mile out-and-back trail can be accessed from either entrance to Fort Dickerson Park. From the main entrance off Chapman Highway, the trail is a little hard to find — walk across the open field to the right of the quarry overlook and head towards the powerlines. You'll soon pick up a mowed path that will lead to the wooded singeltrack trail. Steep in places, this multi-use trail drops down to the Augusta Street entrance where it connects with the Fort Dickerson Greenway. Follow the greenway over to the scenic waters along the quarry's edge.

Let's plan to meet at the main entrance parking ... Main Entrance:
3000 Fort Dickerson Road
Directions: Take I–40 to the James White Parkway, exit 389 and travel south. Cross the South Knoxville Bridge and take the 1st exit heading west off the ramp onto Sevier Ave. Continue straigt on E Blount Ave and turn left on Chapman Highway. Turn right on Fort Dickerson Rd which will end at the park.

For more information about this location ... http://www.outdoorknoxville.com/places/trails/south/fort-dickerson-park-trails

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  • A former member
    A former member

    FANTASTIC

    February 18, 2013

  • Laura

    Some video from the day ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=096e8x-HgPw

    1 · February 18, 2013

    • Nery

      Great video, Thanks for posting!

      February 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    These are so much fun and so many nice people = how do I get 'the good to see you' from Muff and Tips and I - we really appreciate David - Elizabeths husband who always takes over for Muffin - thank you - a day of fun - every weekend this is where I want to be - you guys are great!

    February 16, 2013

    • Laura

      Dawn - I think once I rated one of the meet ups afterward I started getting emails with the subject "Keep in Touch". From those you can click on good to see you. So try rating something and see if you get them, too.

      February 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Laura - will try that

      February 17, 2013

  • Nery

    It was our first meet up. Everyone was super nice & friendly, we felt right @ home. Daysi & I loved it. Can't wait to do it again.

    February 16, 2013

    • Laura

      It was nice to meet you and Daysi today. The walks/hikes are usually a little more organized and we know where we are going, but it's nice to try new spots now and then. I'd love to see this one in the fall when the leaves are turning.

      February 16, 2013

    • Elizabeth W.

      I didn't realize it was your first! You fit right in and Daysi was lots of fun.

      February 16, 2013

  • Elizabeth W.

    Had lots of fun exploring the area and watching the dogs have a blast

    February 16, 2013

  • Angela L.

    I won't know until tomorrow if I can make this (this area is beautiful) as I may not be able to move an appo to another time, but here are some tips that might help. As you approach the power tower, there is a trail to the LEFT of it. It starts out kinda ugly but you will soon get into the woods and it is really lovely.Keep on that trail & you will eventually be able to walk down an incline (on the left) at the bottom of which is a gravel trail. Go left and you will end up right next to the quarry, a gorgeous sight. I would guess the distance between the power tower and the quarry is about a mile but it's windy and up and down. If you were to take the trail to the RIGHT - right before the tower - you would be in the woods and that trail would eventually allow you to merge with the one on the left if you want. From this trail (the right one) you will be able to go down the same incline and get on the gravel road to the quarry the same way. It's a little tricky so hope that helps.

    February 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Laura can I get your cell phone number - I did print off directions and they look pretty straight forward - see you tomorrow - looking forward

      1 · February 15, 2013

    • Angela L.

      Well, cannot change my obligation to make it today :( but here's one more tip. The Ft. Dickerson Rd is just a short hill that leads you up to the parking lot. The road/hill is between Crow's Alignment and G&R Auto - there's a small brown sign saying "Ft. Dickerson Memorial" or something like that - turn in right off Chapman Hwy. Have fun - hope to make it next time!!!

      February 16, 2013

  • Katrin

    Is it really just a mile? Probably stupid question :-)

    February 13, 2013

    • Laura

      I'm not sure since I haven't been there, but I am thinking there may be two different trails, each about a mile long one way. So if we follow the trail to the end and back it would be 2 miles for each. I may be reading that wrong though. We can always walk the trails more than once if they are short.

      February 14, 2013

  • Jade L.

    Can't make it this time. Have fun!

    February 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    MUff Tips and I will be there we are going to run by the camping group at 10 - I have never been here to Fort Dickerson

    February 13, 2013

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